Long-time followers of MotoGP will remember the rivalry spurned in the smaller-bike classes between Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi. But after this weekend’s battle between Marquez and Rossi at Assen, are we seeing the birth of the newest MotoGP rivalry?
It’s no secret that Marquez and Rossi have definitely been two of the sport’s top competitors up to this point. But the contact in the corner, and each rider’s comments afterwards is giving us flash-backs to the 2001 season at Suzuka and Catalunya. Although, that one-fingered wave seemed to be missing this time.
Many believe the Rossi/ Biaggi rivalry helped to bring MotoGP into a worldwide spotlight and grow the sport. All we know is, if we get to see more head-to-head battles between The Doctor and the Prodigal Son, we certainly wont be complaining.